Butterfly Creek, Auckland Central

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#7 of 35 in Wildlife in Auckland Central
Colorful butterflies and saltwater crocodiles come together at Butterfly Creek, a popular tourist attraction located just minutes from Auckland's international airport. This sanctuary contains a huge butterfly house, home to over 700 free-flying butterflies and exotic birds. A huge draw for families with kids, this site includes a playground area and offers train rides around a dinosaur-themed exhibit. After you see prehistoric creatures come to life, head to the interactive farmyard, where you can hold and pet cuddly creatures including rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, sheep, and pigs. End your visit at the crocodile enclosure, housing two saltwater crocs originally from Australia. With our online itinerary creator, Auckland Central attractions like Butterfly Creek can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It's great to have preschool kids in the family, and my kids and friends are enjoying the animals, and now they're opening new venues with butterflies, crocodiles, worms, kiwi, otters, wetland platforms, farm animals, eels and dinosaur worlds. And the kids ' favorite little train. The children's favorite is the performance of feeding crocodiles, see the things are not the same, there are chicken, fish, fish head and mice. Farm animals are also popular, can hold a rabbit, feed the lamb feed and so on. If you think a single fare is expensive, you can buy a yearly ticket or sometimes a group buying site will have a special sale. There are also slides and other playground, children also like. The café at the amusement park is also a rare café in an amusement park that tastes good.
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  • If I compare the entry price (28.00 adult, free to children under 3) to the Zoo (28.00 adult and free to children under 4) then this is way overpriced for what you get. If your children are into Dinos...  more »
  • Ok but not great! Just one farm having less animals and one man made dinosaur park ! As we were from Dubai this is not a great wonder for us  more »
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  • We were blown away with how much there was to see here. Last time we came they had the train, the butterfly house and the crocodiles and spiders and some farm animals. Now they have this whole dinosaur exhibit which is really cool too.
  • Great place to visit with kids! We saw feeding time with Goldie the Croc. I was impressed that there were benches available in 2 heights - kids and adults The dino sculptures were amazing! It was great for photos. I also liked posing in the raptor cage. Farm experience was great too. There were a lot of animals like goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, alpacas etc. But it didn't smell! Fantastic job guys!
  • Very much liked the place!! The butterflies were amazing. Our daughter did enjoy the play area as well, although, it is a bit small. The train ride also is not too exciting. The dinosaur area, the farm animals area were both enjoyable for our daughter. The cafe does not have much of a selection for vegetarians, so, if you are vegetarians, make alternate arrangements. They do allow outside food, only you would need to use one of the outside table. Would definitely recommend the place.
  • What a great place for family fun. Heaps of well thought out activities. Cafe could do with a little more staff at times to get through peaks but overall loved it.
  • we had a good day! a few new features since we came last time a year ago incl otter enclosure which was nice! croc enclosures could do with being bigger is the only negative feedback i would sight.overall a great unique park that offers a good half day of entertainment.
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